Instructables: exploring - technology - computer - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:54:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 My Steampunk Keyboard version http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Steampunk-Keyboard-version/
My Steampunk Keyboard version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SMALL.jpg Raltel Hi everybody! Welcome to my first instructable! I apologize in advance if you find the pictures a bit poor. I hope I make a good first impression... here goes: After looking at some of the fancy retro keyboards at this site, I really wanted to make one myself. Unfortunately, I lack the tools/space a...
By: Raltel

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:19:07 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Water-Cooler/
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SMALL.jpg Unprecedented Hello, this is a step-by-step guide to building a water cooling system for the Raspberry Pi's ARM processor. It all started when I say this project. I was instantly captivated, the thought of water cooling a pi had never occurred to me but once I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to build one. ...
By: Unprecedented

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
NFC Computer Unlocker http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Computer-Unlocker/
NFC Computer Unlocker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/IUVY/HTDDVY2T/FSQIUVYHTDDVY2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/IUVY/HTDDVY2T/FSQIUVYHTDDVY2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/IUVY/HTDDVY2T/FSQIUVYHTDDVY2T.SMALL.jpg The Electrodog Show   Quit pulling your hair out over incorrect passwords. Using an Arduino Leonardo and Adafruit's NFC shield, you can unlock your computer with an NFC card. The Arduino reads the NFC card's unique identifier and once it receives the correct one, it uses the Arduino Leonardo's keyboard emulation fea...
By: The Electrodog Show

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:14:00 PDT
Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-4-Arduino-and-Cybot-Control/
Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/TTDS/HT36TJL2/FDGTTDSHT36TJL2.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR I've had a couple of Cybots as well as the Tom robots for a number of years - every so often they get dragged out and tinkered with. Now is this years turn. I have decided to try my hand at Arduino control of the Bots motors. There seems to be a large number of You tube Videos that say "yes we d...
By: HUKBMBEAR

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:41 PDT
Dummy Monitor for Photo Shoots and Product Demos http://www.instructables.com/id/Dummy-Monitor-for-Photo-Shoots-and-Product-Demos/
Dummy Monitor for Photo Shoots and Product Demos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin For my home business (usbtypewriter.com) I do a lot of product photography showing customized computer workstations.  But setting up a computer workstation for a photo shoot involves a lot of setup (since I have to move the entire workstation from my actual desk over to the photo set), and the ugly ...
By: jackzylkin

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:03 PDT
Raspberry Pi Rain Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Rain-Box/
Raspberry Pi Rain Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DRUR/HPYORXUW/FP4DRURHPYORXUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DRUR/HPYORXUW/FP4DRURHPYORXUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DRUR/HPYORXUW/FP4DRURHPYORXUW.SMALL.jpg Adum24 I find the sound of rain really soothing, and wanted a device to just play rain sounds for me. I figured the Raspberry Pi would be perfect for this. So I wrote a Python script that selects a random number, and, based on the number, selects a rain sound to play. After that, I stuck it in a hobby proj...
By: Adum24

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
By: biomech75

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Hemisphere Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Hemisphere-Keyboard/
Hemisphere Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/8O1U/HJ2TNZHR/FG08O1UHJ2TNZHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/8O1U/HJ2TNZHR/FG08O1UHJ2TNZHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/8O1U/HJ2TNZHR/FG08O1UHJ2TNZHR.SMALL.jpg skyberrys This brass and glass USB keyboard supports 36 essential writing keys, and is perfect for writing stories. It is constructed using several different maker crafts; metal work, lampwork glass, electronics, wire wrapping and even a little bit of wood work. I used different tools from my workshop. A jewe...
By: skyberrys

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:42:36 PDT
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Ergonomic-USB-Mouse-Ergo-Mouse-/
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Hello! If you have ever found yourself getting tired hands/wrists while using a computer Mouse (sometimes it even leads to RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury), or you wished you could just open up that mouse and re-arrange all the functional components just the way you wanted, so it felt great to use -...
By: Hey Jude

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:37:08 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-TV-B-Gone-Conversion/
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander So last month, I found out my friend's birthday was coming up, and I decided I had to get them something amazing.  She's a really big Doctor Who fan, and I had just finished watching all of the episodes currently on Netflix.  I was browsing around online looking for Doctor Who related presents, and ...
By: furrysalamander

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
Port a Raspberry Pi Project: http://www.instructables.com/id/Port-a-Raspberry-Pi-Project/
Port a Raspberry Pi Project: - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SMALL.jpg old_alex Raspberry PI Powered by AC,  Automobile Accessory or Rechargeable DC source The eventual result of this instructable is, a portable (self powered) raspberry pi system to run field experiments.  Part 1 Small inexpensive portable system that includes, Computer (RPI), Monitor with Audio speakers (...
By: old_alex

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:05:14 PST
The Cardboard Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cardboard-Computer/
The Cardboard Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SMALL.jpg sunFlow3r Hey everybody!  This is the cardboard computer case I made.  I had an old ancient Dell Dimension 2400 that was in serious need of a make over, just in time for the Cardboard and Duck Tape contest! Even though it seems like it would be very hard, taking apart a computer and putting it back together a...
By: sunFlow3r

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:14:09 PST
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-controlled-Home-Entertainment-Syst/
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered This Instructable will take you on my journey to replace my old Netflix/Vudu Bluray player with a PC based entertainment station for my LCD projector.  I wanted to be able to access and control Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Crackle, NBC, ABC, and the Weather Channel using only a simple remote control.   ...
By: Propellerpowered

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:48:35 PST
Running 3 monitors by installing second PCI Express card http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-3-monitors-by-installing-second-PCI-Expres/
Running 3 monitors by installing second PCI Express card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SMALL.jpg MikeKulls I wanted to run 3 monitors on my PC but it only had a single video card slot. That meant I could only run 1 video card and a single video card usually only supports 2 monitors. Some high end cards support 3 or more monitors but of course I wanted to do this on the cheap! I'd heard it was possible to...
By: MikeKulls

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:24:30 PST
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-LED-Articulating-Lamp/
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SMALL.jpg mattpshaw I designed this lamp as part of my senior thesis exhibition in college. It is a small-scale version of a classic articulating desk lamp that is powered by a standard USB port.  The lamp can be plugged directly into a laptop to act as a keyboard light or it can be placed in a base and powered via a U...
By: mattpshaw

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:35:50 PST
3D Printed GoPro Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-GoPro-Mount/
3D Printed GoPro Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SMALL.jpg freeza36 For the "Up" Challenge I decided to make something that I have wanted to make for a while now; a 3D printed GoPro mount. They are expensive to buy at stores, and I now have access to not only Solidworks designing program, but 3D printers. It does cost money of course, but at least I have access to t...
By: freeza36

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:46:58 PST
Design Your Own Functional Art! http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Own-Functional-Art/
Design Your Own Functional Art! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/R0I0/HC3PR5LE/FAUR0I0HC3PR5LE.SMALL.jpg jsrook Introduction I've enjoyed the fruits of Instructables as a member since 2007 and thought it was time to contribute to this wonderful community.  With that, I present you an Instructable on how to design and build your own functional art! I really feel the need to start with a quote: Design is a fun...
By: jsrook

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:17:50 PST
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/wireless-mouse-in-a-nes-gamepad-3/
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SMALL.jpg champx Here is my third version of the mouse nes the original nes mouse was made by MrPumpernickel you can see the original at: http://threepercentdone.com/#12 it is shorter, better design, more ergonomic than my V2 and with logitech electronics first, cut and keep the necessary elements that is to...
By: champx

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:17:01 PST
Building POF home user network http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-POF-home-user-network/
Building POF home user network - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/NZ0C/HANABVXH/FGKNZ0CHANABVXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/NZ0C/HANABVXH/FGKNZ0CHANABVXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/NZ0C/HANABVXH/FGKNZ0CHANABVXH.SMALL.jpg Milen Nowadays there are two known for the majority of the Internet users possibilities to build their home network – one based on Ethernet solution using the UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable; and the second one based on the WI FI technology.     Both used techniques have their disadvantages:     For t...
By: Milen

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:06:10 PST
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/You-want-to-do-what-With-WHAT/
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SMALL.jpg Dream Dragon This project is very much geared towards Christmas Decorations but with a little imagination the technique could be applied to all sorts of other applications. It's REALLY important normally to not connect anything DIRECTLY to the computer.  These LED based lights are designed to work on THREE dry ...
By: Dream Dragon

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 3 Dec 2012 02:35:35 PST
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-Millennium-Falcon-into-a-PC/
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SMALL.jpg BradJordan I wanted to build a unique computer to hook up to my TV to watch movies. I searched the Internet for a while trying to get an idea of what I could make it out of and finally ran across the 1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon. While I was searching I found only a few other people that have modded this, one...
By: BradJordan

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:07 PST
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Musical-Floppy-Drives/
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick My brother posted a video about this on facebook almost a year ago. Some old floppy drives playing Bach's masterpiece Toccata & Fugue and it got me really interested. So I read about it when the author posted a how-to on his blog and did a couple of tweaking using SammyIAm's Musical...
By: Analogue-Chick

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 31 May 2012 23:10:55 PDT
Podpadstudios. R2D2 Computer Case Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Podpadstudios-R2D2-Computer-Case-Mod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SMALL.jpg podpadstudios R2D2  Computer http://www.podpadstudios.co.uk I have a bit of a passion for building unusual computer cases and have spent many years trying to come up with different types of designs. I have always wanted to make a full size R2D2. Combining my desire to make a full size R2D2 and computer modding re...
By: podpadstudios

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:36:05 PST
RaspberryPi Powered Wearable Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/RaspberryPi-Powered-Wearable-Computer/
RaspberryPi Powered Wearable Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SMALL.jpg meztek I have been interested in wearable computing for a while.  Until the RaspberryPi was released, there was no affordable and compact option for the computer part of a wearable computer.  My original setup used a laptop in a backpack, but that is a little too big to be practical.  I have seen a lot...
By: meztek

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:35:42 PDT
CHIP-8 and the Pocket Mini Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/CHIP-8-and-the-Pocket-Mini-Computer/
CHIP-8 and the Pocket Mini Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/ZWA8/H8TTOHCV/FG8ZWA8H8TTOHCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/ZWA8/H8TTOHCV/FG8ZWA8H8TTOHCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/ZWA8/H8TTOHCV/FG8ZWA8H8TTOHCV.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered Everyone who follows my Instructables and projects knows that I tend to be  stuck in the 80s.    This time I'm setting the time machine for the year 1977, when the average monthly rent as $240.00 and a gallon of gas was 65 cents.  Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States, and while home ...
By: Propellerpowered

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:19:47 PDT
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-with-USB-port-optional-internal-drive/
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This project for me is more useful than it first appears, I use this mouse all the time and all though it was quite fiddly to make It was worth the effort. Now why would I want a  mouse with a USB port hanging out the side? The main reason is that I do a lot of computer aided drawing on a lap top wh...
By: liquidhandwash

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:54 PDT
Lego Raspberry Pi Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Raspberry-Pi-Case/
Lego Raspberry Pi Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SMALL.jpg darrennie Before getting my Raspberry Pi in the mail I made up my mind to make a case for it (pretty much a necessity). After looking at many very cool designs, I discovered a girl named Biz over at raspberrypi.org had made a case out of Lego and had the proper x & y dimensions, 9 x 13. So I ran the “Lego Di...
By: darrennie

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:33:12 PDT
Calling Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) http://www.instructables.com/id/Calling-Bulletin-Board-Systems-BBS/
Calling Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/0IO2/H5TUB6VN/FJ70IO2H5TUB6VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/0IO2/H5TUB6VN/FJ70IO2H5TUB6VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/0IO2/H5TUB6VN/FJ70IO2H5TUB6VN.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered It's 1985.  The movie Back to the Future is still in the theaters and for the life of you, you can't fathom why Coca Cola would dare to change their formula.  It's time to fire up a computer and see if there is an electronic mail from friends and catch up on local rumors, but it isn't a Windows mach...
By: Propellerpowered

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:44:18 PDT
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
Stand Alone CD Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SMALL.jpg MrJentis This is the follow up project from my cd player adapter project I did earlier to make a stand alone cd player. Other computer recycling projects I did were the Case/Safe and the EPFU. Tools and Materials This is my version of how to make a stand alone cd player using your old and useless comput...
By: MrJentis

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
The amazing steampunked "Ticker Machine" http://www.instructables.com/id/The-amazing-steampunked-Ticker-Machine/
The amazing steampunked "Ticker Machine" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/FQ7J/H51ASH1R/FYJFQ7JH51ASH1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/FQ7J/H51ASH1R/FYJFQ7JH51ASH1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/FQ7J/H51ASH1R/FYJFQ7JH51ASH1R.SMALL.jpg Horatius.Steam Hi everybody! A couple of month ago I build Dr. Brain . Dr. Brain is able to listen, to see and to talk. But he is not bale to write. So I build the amazing "Ticker Machine" for Dr. Brain and other calculating devices with a seriell interface. It is easy to build the parts are easy to get. Parts...
By: Horatius.Steam

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 1 Aug 2012 00:52:57 PDT
How to dismantle a CRT monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-dismantle-a-CRT-monitor/
How to dismantle a CRT monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K7F5/H461DBAK/F4YK7F5H461DBAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K7F5/H461DBAK/F4YK7F5H461DBAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K7F5/H461DBAK/F4YK7F5H461DBAK.SMALL.jpg MrJentis Have an old or useless CRT monitor or TV your considering to throw out? Well, before doing that, you might want to consider salvaging the onboard components such as the transistors, heatsinks, resistors, capacitors and especially the flyback transformer for later cool projects. The goal here is to...
By: MrJentis

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:37:56 PDT
How to record your own voice on Xbox without using a computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-record-your-own-voice-on-an-Xbox-without-a-/
How to record your own voice on Xbox without using a computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/RAK0/H3NNETI3/FBORAK0H3NNETI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/RAK0/H3NNETI3/FBORAK0H3NNETI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/RAK0/H3NNETI3/FBORAK0H3NNETI3.SMALL.jpg replayreb To record all game sounds including chat including your own voice at the same time without having to use a separate recording device or microphone mixer, you will need an aftermarket gaming headset with microphone monitoring such as the Turtle Beach X31.  This type of headset mixes together your voi...
By: replayreb

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:28:00 PDT
Convert a Genius speaker to run on 9 volt baterys. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Genius-speaker-to-run-on-9-volt-baterys/
Convert a Genius speaker to run on 9 volt baterys. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/69C8/GY3E1TCJ/FAV69C8GY3E1TCJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/69C8/GY3E1TCJ/FAV69C8GY3E1TCJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/69C8/GY3E1TCJ/FAV69C8GY3E1TCJ.SMALL.jpg David97 Do you like the quality of computer speakers and wish you could take them camping but never could because they run on 250V. Or do you just have a pair of old speekers lying around and looking for somthing to do with them. Then this instructable is for you! In this instructable I will give you step ...
By: David97

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 1 Jun 2012 00:30:30 PDT
Steampunk Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Laptop/
Steampunk Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SMALL.jpg Admiral Aaron Ravensdale Hi all, Today I will present you my newest Steampunk-Design Workshop creation. Here you can read something about how i got the idea to built my first Steampunk Laptop. Because my pictures are soo poor... I deside to take a video in HD, you will enjoy it!!! Depend on the diversity of the ...
By: Admiral Aaron Ravensdale

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 25 May 2012 01:58:42 PDT
Folding Photo Frames http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Photo-Frames/
Folding Photo Frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/BNVT/H2A76I7J/FX0BNVTH2A76I7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/BNVT/H2A76I7J/FX0BNVTH2A76I7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/BNVT/H2A76I7J/FX0BNVTH2A76I7J.SMALL.jpg lucylollipop Here's a really simple photo frame, that can be made as a gift or for yourself. Learning stuff..... It's a project I run with year 7, to learn about the design cycle, as well as teaching CAD skills, via 2D Design. We usually run this over 6 weeks (12 50 minute lessons) Project Aims to under...
By: lucylollipop

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 15 May 2012 12:47:21 PDT
Repair mouse with double click problem http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-mouse-with-double-click-problem/
Repair mouse with double click problem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/0SBK/H1YOBEME/FTI0SBKH1YOBEME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/0SBK/H1YOBEME/FTI0SBKH1YOBEME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/0SBK/H1YOBEME/FTI0SBKH1YOBEME.SMALL.jpg frEmn I have a Logitech wireless laser mouse and after a year or so of use, the left click button would double click every time I tried to single click something. As can be imagined, this gets frustrating very fast. So, being the tinkerer that I am, I decided to open her up and see if it could be repaired...
By: frEmn

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 14 May 2012 00:19:40 PDT
Paper Pub #2: Digg Logo Army http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Pub-2-Digg-Logo-Army/
Paper Pub #2: Digg Logo Army - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/5IXK/H1IMP02K/F2T5IXKH1IMP02K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/5IXK/H1IMP02K/F2T5IXKH1IMP02K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/5IXK/H1IMP02K/F2T5IXKH1IMP02K.SMALL.jpg SHIFT! Julaviet Instructabrarians! Today's Papercraft Project arises from a question that has plagued mankind for centuries.  Namely, what would you do if you had your own mindless drones willing to do your bidding?  Wars, devastation, galactic empires across the galaxies, giant industrial corporations, a...
By: SHIFT!

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 8 May 2012 01:19:01 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
Arduino Drawbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In some of my previous Arduino instructurables I have show to the Arduino beginers on how to control servos in different ways. And in my last instructurable I have show the modification of a Parallax servo for a 360º rotation. So in this one I will show Arduino beginers the use of those 360º rot...
By: biomech75

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-8-Bit-Computer/
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/AWI5/H1KHA9ZO/F5CAWI5H1KHA9ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/AWI5/H1KHA9ZO/F5CAWI5H1KHA9ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/AWI5/H1KHA9ZO/F5CAWI5H1KHA9ZO.SMALL.jpg spel3o Building an 8-bit TTL computer sounds like a daunting and complicated task, or at least it did to me when I started out on my journey to understand the architecture of a basic CPU. When it comes down to it, a CPU is fairly simple in operation once you learn the fundamentals behind all of its process...
By: spel3o

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 3 May 2012 23:17:17 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will expalin and show you how to make a Parallax servo rotate 360º. And againI have search the internet to see tutorials clear enough to make this posible with no luck. Don't get me wrong they are some how good but not clear. This mod will help you to use the mod servo fo...
By: biomech75

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Lock your computer CPU with Handheld Key http://www.instructables.com/id/Lock-your-computer-CPU-with-Handheld-Key/
Lock your computer CPU with Handheld Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 Prevent unauthorized access to ur PC by keeping ur CPU locked at home or office. Follow the simple steps, Level: Beginner Tools Required ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 1.Key operated switch (50INR 1USD) 2. Jumper wires (From Scrap) 3. Terminal Connector (From Scrap) Drilling and...
By: kumaran512

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:51:58 PDT
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Supply-For-Arduino-power-and-breadboard/
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SMALL.jpg Avadhut.Deshmukh how you can take a computer u hv old (power supply unit) and turn it into a power supply that will power your Arduino and give you all the amperage  you need as well as your standard 3.3 volts, 5 volts, and 12 volts for any accessories/electronics used on your breadboard And arduino power ,led 5v,12...
By: Avadhut.Deshmukh

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 01:23:58 PDT
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-TV-Computer-in-a-Drawer-for-your-Television/
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SMALL.jpg moris_zen I got fed up with streaming video from my computer in the other room and didnt want to place a PC in the living room - just doesn't look nice . So .. I decided to take pieces from some old computers and build them in a drawer under my new LCD TV Disclaimer - be aware of the heat generated from the c...
By: moris_zen

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:31:26 PDT
Visual Computer Stress Meter- Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-Computer-Stress-Meter-Arduino/
Visual Computer Stress Meter- Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PRFR/H0FLNQLU/F5CPRFRH0FLNQLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PRFR/H0FLNQLU/F5CPRFRH0FLNQLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PRFR/H0FLNQLU/F5CPRFRH0FLNQLU.SMALL.jpg alecnotalex Have you ever wanted to, without going out of your way to clock your processor, see how much stress your computer is under? With this project you will have a simple bar graph that constantly shows how much stress your computer is under. If the graph reads 0, your computer isn't working too much. If ...
By: alecnotalex

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:14:19 PDT
From metal heater to computer http://www.instructables.com/id/From-metal-heater-to-computer/
From metal heater to computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/SFXX/GZUAG494/FNMSFXXGZUAG494.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/SFXX/GZUAG494/FNMSFXXGZUAG494.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/SFXX/GZUAG494/FNMSFXXGZUAG494.SMALL.jpg knife141 I had a perfectly good metal heater housing left over from a previous project (http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-rusty-heater-resurrected/), so naturally I had to make something out of it.   The more I looked at it, the more I envisioned a new computer.  I just happened to have all the parts neede...
By: knife141

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:57:48 PDT
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Servos-Thumbstick-joystick/
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In my other 2 Arduino tutorials I have help new users to play tones and making 2 servos move with a mouse. This time I will help you move the same 2 servos with a thumbstick. And again I have surf the internet to see If there are tutorials that clear to understand specially for the beginner Arduino ...
By: biomech75

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Bend/hack an Optical Mouse to hear surface textures. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-an-Optical-Mouse-to-hear-surface-textures/
Bend/hack an Optical Mouse to hear surface textures. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L595/GZ0MM7SY/FPYL595GZ0MM7SY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L595/GZ0MM7SY/FPYL595GZ0MM7SY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/L595/GZ0MM7SY/FPYL595GZ0MM7SY.SMALL.jpg ZVUHO A VIDEO DEMO OF THE MOUSE WORKING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luZazXOj9Mc You will hear a pen drawing, the newspaper, wooden planks, marble. Just move the modified mouse over it. It may prove usefull for blind people. Anything but solid colors will sound. Im working on makeing it convert unifo...
By: ZVUHO

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 02:39:30 PST
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Eliminate-Standby-Power-with-a-Desktop-Power-Switc/
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos We all know it's happening. Even when your appliances (TV, computer, speakers, external hard drives, monitors, etc.) are turned "OFF," they are still actually on, in standby mode, wasting power. Some plasma TVs actually use more power in standby mode than they do when in use! About 13% of househo...
By: Radioactive_Legos

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 10 May 2009 18:05:15 PDT
Mouse Based USB Switch Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Based-USB-Switch-Interface/
Mouse Based USB Switch Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SMALL.jpg RCS82 First off, I have to give credit where credit is due. This instructable is based heavily on base2john's great instructable entitled Holiday Toy Switch Adapting. In this instructable, I adapted those instructions to apply to a USB mouse. Why a USB switch interface? My wife is an itinerant teacher w...
By: RCS82

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 6 Feb 2012 16:41:03 PST
iCluster - Build an imac Cluster http://www.instructables.com/id/iCluster-Build-an-imac-Cluster/
iCluster - Build an imac Cluster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/0C80/GWKKNFLY/FOZ0C80GWKKNFLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/0C80/GWKKNFLY/FOZ0C80GWKKNFLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/0C80/GWKKNFLY/FOZ0C80GWKKNFLY.SMALL.jpg Hammock Boy What better thing could you do with 4 imacs than turn them into a cluster? A cluster, for anyone wondering, in general terms, is a group of connected computers that work together to complete a task.  Materials The list is surprisingly short and contains extremely common parts. 4 Apple computers...
By: Hammock Boy

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:16:27 PST